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Boat and Ferry Schedules at Galapagos

Planning your trip?

We always recommend to plan all your journeys within the islands before you get get here. You can use the map at your left and the info below.

Just bear in mind that each of the islands has a a main town with a different name to that of the island itself. That can sound tricky but is far easier than it seems. So for instance Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the town located at San Cristobal.  Anyway if you have any doubt just let us know, we are here to help, and if you are ready go ahead and book in advance to secure your spaces.

Inter-island Ferry schedules at the Galapagos Islands.

There is a port on each of the main populated islands and the time of each of the journeys described below is roughly 2 hours depending on the sea conditions.

  • Santa Cruz – San Cristobal: 7am and 2pm
  • San Cristobal – Santa Cruz: 7am and 3pm
  • Santa Cruz – Isabela: 7am and 2pm
  • Isabela – Santa Cruz: 6am and 2pm
  • San Cristobal – Isabela. There is no direct connection but you can do this on a day by taking the morning boat to Santa Cruz and then using the afternoon boat from Santa Cruz to Isabela.
  • Isabela – San Cristobal. There is no direct connection but you can do this on a day by taking the morning boat to Santa Cruz and then using the afternoon boat from Santa Cruz to San Cristobal
  • Floreana: We are currently not offering transportation to Floreana but contact us if you wish to visit that island.

So bottom-line, there is a ferry in the morning and in the afternoon on each of the routes, but you gotta be careful when planning your connection from San Cristobal to Isabela.

Please note that you can’t get to the non populated island by a transportation service. You need to buy a day-tour at an agency and you will get there with an organized group, a naturalist guide, etc.

Airports and inter-island flights.

  • San Cristobal (SCY)
  • Baltra (GPS), which operates as the airport for Santa Cruz and is located an hour away from the main town in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora)
  • Both airports operate regualar flights everyday to and from Guayaquil (GYE) and Quito (UIO). AVIANCA, TAME and LAN are the companies that operate those flights.

We strongly advice to enter through one of them and exit using the other if you plan to visit San Cristobal and Santa Cruz.

In case you will only visit one island choosing the best airport for you depends on more things but bear in mind that San Cristobal airport (SCY) is walking distance from town while Baltra (GPS) is more than an hour away (check our guide on how to get from Baltra to Santa Cruz and viceversa).

Inter island flights

In addition to San Cristobal and Baltra, Isabela does have a small airport which is used only for inter island flights.  

All the islands are connected with these small planes directly and if budget is not a problem it is useful when planning a trip from Isabela <> San Cristobal.